Category Archives: Employees

3 Tips to Making the Most of Your Employee Benefits

Benefits are a great tool for a company to attract candidates and retain employees but did you know that the majority of  employees don’t actually understand their benefits? In fact, up to 80% of companies report that their employees do not open or read benefit materials. So, how can we help? Below we will discuss three tips to help you make the most out of your employee benefits.

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Continuing Education Benefits for Employees & Employers

Employee development and continuing education opportunities are becoming increasingly important in today’s job market. Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce. They are not solely pursuing job satisfaction — they are pursuing personal-professional development. There are numerous benefits that come with employees pursuing continuing education. These benefits are not only for employees, but also employers.

Read, ‘5 Interview Questions for Millennials & Gen Z.

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3 Tips for Implementing Video Conferencing in the Workplace

Video conferencing is one of the most essential tools in your businesses toolbox when it comes to remote capabilities. But if you’re new to the concept or unfamiliar with implementing video conferencing company-wide, here are three considerations before you make the jump to purchasing video conferencing software.

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Employee Burnout: Signs & Tips to Prevent It

Did you know that 77% of professionals have experienced burnout at their current job? Poor mental health can negatively affect an employee’s performance, engagement with coworkers, and their physical capability and daily functioning on the job. Recognizing the signs of employee burnout will allow an employer to address and prevent burnout. Let’s take a look at the signs of employee burnout and how to prevent it from happening.

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How to Develop a Flexible Work Schedule Policy

Your employees are a vital part of your business. Employers can experience several benefits by implementing a flexible work schedule. Allowing employees to develop a schedule outside the normal 9 to 5 doesn’t have to disrupt productivity. As long as the employer has developed a flexible work schedule policy to set expectations and lay down a few ground rules, your business should reap the benefit.

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Employee Drug Testing: OSHA’S View & The Impact on Workers Compensation Benefits

Employee drug testing programs continue to be a hot topic and are essential for most businesses—the restaurant and hospitality industry is no exception. Are they legal? Do employers have to have an employee drug testing policy? Or what if you own multiple businesses in different states? Do the rules change? Below we cover some of the most common questions surrounding employee drug testing and workers’ compensation benefits.

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Workplace Injury Prevention Measures for Young Workers

Young or newly hired employees are getting injured more often than older, more experienced employees. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 workers from the ages of 16-24 had a higher risk of injury or illness than any other age group. These injuries are often the result of the many hazards that are present in their workplace. Some of these hazards can be slips, trips, and falls, overexertion, lacerations, contact with objects/equipment and burns.

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5 Tips for Hiring Seasonal Employees

In Quarter 1 of 2020 the United States employment rate was 71.4% according to data provided by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the unemployment rate was 4.4% as reported by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS). However, given the pandemic, unemployment was at an all-time high of 14.7% ending the month of April 2020. As companies across the United States reopen, business owners may be scrambling to call back workers or may be uncertain how many employees they can afford to have while revenue is down.

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How to Keep Remote Staff Engaged

Businesses are facing an unprecedented time amid social distancing. Workforces are pushed to working remotely if possible, with fewer and fewer employees in the office. Business owners may be asking themselves, is working remotely best for my company? In 2018 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 23.7%  of the U.S. population worked at home for at least some hours.

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Managing Conflict in the Workplace

Conflict in the workplace is inevitable, even with the most agreeable personalities. The average American spends well over 2,000 hours at work over the course of a year. When employees of various backgrounds and different work styles are brought together to work on the same project with the same goal, the conflict will be a natural byproduct. Not all conflict is bad, however, and all conflict can and should be managed and resolved. If handled correctly, confronting conflict head-on will result in a stronger culture and closer teams.

Interested in learning how to increase productivity amongst your employees? Read, “Increasing Employee Motivation.

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